Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bests of 2014

Essentially two things happened to me in 2014. I completed the Loretto Volunteer Program in Saint Louis/East Saint Louis and I began the Mercy Volunteer Program in Georgetown/Plaisance, Guyana. Although my year can be summarized into that sentence, there was … Continue reading

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Holiday Recap

This is what the holiday looked like in Guyana for me: The orphanage where I work empties out once each year for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For these two days, every staff member is given the time off and … Continue reading

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GuyaNEWS – December Guyanese Update

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping you are experiencing a terrific holiday season. I’ve just wrapped my first Guyanese Christmas and find myself on the conveyor belt of time, quickly headed into the new year. Life really is like a roll … Continue reading

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Poem: Harbor

I’m in the market for a harbor, for a place. Tell me what you know. Will the strangers take me in, offer me a place to dock or to bob, anchored in the storm? I’m in the market for a … Continue reading

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Boredom

When I was fifteen, I taught myself how to never be bored. I’m a decade into this practice and still going strong. Although, this week, I’ve found myself saying the phrase “I’m bored”, I don’t actually mean it. I did … Continue reading

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Away We Go

Annie and I ventured off to Linden last week. It’s a small town (maybe 3,000 people) an hour and a half ride into the interior of Guyana. It’s known as “the gateway to the interior” since it’s the last major … Continue reading

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“A Very Merry Guyanese Christmas to You!”

Happy Christmas from GT. All the best.

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